I borrow the 1st Infantry Division's slogan to draw your attention to the 12th Annual SOS America Military Tribute at the RT Booklovers Convention. This heartfelt event is scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Dallas Hyatt Regency:
0830: Room open for readers
0845: Special Presentation
- National Anthem with Beth Ciotta and Elle J. Rossi
- In Flanders' Field with Julie Rowe
- ANZAC Day with Megan Bamford
- MIA/POW Table with Lindsay McKenna
- Soldier's Poem with Jackson Young
0900: So You Think You Can Sing .... the services' hymns
- Air Force, The Wild Blue Yonder
- Army, The Army Go Rolling Along
- Coast Guard, Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
- Marine Corps, Halls of Montezuma
- Navy, Anchors Aweigh
0915: Guest Speaker - Merline Lovelace, retired USAF colonel and Harlequin author
0930: Closing remarks by Kathryn Falk and door prizes
|Military Mixer at RT/12 in Chicago|
Readers will "deploy" to a military location (themed table) hosted by authors connected to the military, including Heather Ashby, Kara Braden, Elizabeth Boyle, Beth Ciotta, Chanel Cleeton, Emmy Curtis, Delilah Devlin, Elizabeth Essex, Lea Griffith, Sharon Hamilton, Elle James, Sabrina Jeffries, Cat Johnson, Kennedy Layne, Ophelia London, Siera London, Merline Lovelace, Sally MacKenzie, Crista McHugh, Lindsay McKenna, Angel Payne, Ella Quinn, Jamie Rae, Elle J. Rossi, Susan Stoker, Paige Tyler, Julie Ann Walker, Rececca Yarros, and Kimberly Rocha/Book Obsessed Chicks. Plus an Aussie Table with Megan Bamford and a Canadian Table with Julie Rowe to appreciate our Allies!
This event is open to romance readers and military families in the Dallas area. Sign up for tickets at this link. Contact Kim Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, to donate door prizes.
Mahalo to Avon Romance, St. Martin's Press, Randi Alexander, Heather Ashby, Emmy Curtis, Diana Cosby, Anne Elizabeth, Gail Hart, Lorraine Heath, Elizabeth Hoyt, Elizabeth Langston, Ophelia London, Jamie Rae, Julie Rowe, and Susan Ann Wall for donating door prizes.
I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about the agenda - are you familiar with Flander's Field, ANZAC Day, or the MIA/POW table?
2. Comments are open through Saturday, March 14, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the comments on Sunday, March 15.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
Check out my preparation for the RT Booklovers Convention on my travel blog:
- Shopping for Western Wear (link)
- YA Spooky Slumber Party (link)